Quote Originally Posted by craigph View Post
With older instruments with lacquer loss I have heard of people using brass polish to shine up the raw areas and then putting some car wax on it to protect the surface and retain the look. You'd have to keep re-applying every so often I assume.

What is "white ant" (as a verb) by the way? I've never heard of that expression
Ah - "white ant" as a verb probably best translates to "undermine". I think white ants are termites, and "white ant" as a verb refers to what termites do to a wood structure. I think this might be an Australian term, seeing this link:

white-ant - Wiktionary